Previous: >>10104163It is time, /toy/. Get your big man and thin man Not a Toy articulated toys. Can you do any less?Discuss all McFarlane Toys here.
>>10139818I got dark flash figure from walmart today after i found him in the store when i was looking for a mr freeze imaginext figure. Dark flash has the open mouth head sculpt though is their any way the other two different head sculpts shown on the picture on the back of the box for dark flash will get released ever?
>>10139827I'm doubting the other 2 are anything more than protos that won't get released. Could be wrong. They may have heard complaints about the Robin Crow head variants and decided against it, especially on an already underproduced exclusive.
>>10139836Well that would be a shame as one of those heads especially i liked and if i had the chance id probably get both of those variants if they were available to me. Im at least glad the best head sculpt version of dark flash got produced anyways even if the other variants get cancelled in the end.
>>10139841>"sir the police commossioner doesnt like it when you get donut crumbs on the victims bodies"
>>10139818It's like he wanted to base them off Ralph Kramden & Ed Norton but fucked up & used Edward Notron instead.
Mcfarlane bros... are we off topic?
>>10139878Walmart calls them "Toys for Adults (Not Sexual)"
>>10139901>(Not Sexual)Challenge accepted.
>>10139938Please anon this is a blue board
>>10140054>"now its my turn to be a predator"
>>10139818Twitch is so close to being perfect, but from every view but the front it looks like he has weird anime hair in hand.
>>10140161It's crazy stylized comic hair. These are not normal humans, its apparent.
Don't forget to order him if you wanted him now that he's available at a good price on ebay!
>>10140217Kek, I walk past that turd everytime I visit GameStop.
>>10140217Don't actually do this. It's a horrible piece of shit that will just make you feel annoyed and desperate for a figure with even 1/10th more effort put into it. Anything more than $15 is too much.
>Bethesda mandated that real Doomguy get a garbage toy & even slapped that shitty name on itAt least Huttslayer makes sense!
>>10140200>>10140161If you go back and look at his 90s work, Todd used to draw some really crazy hair sometimes. I remember even as a kid during those XTREME 90s days thinking "man, this is kind of over the top."
>>10140306After waiting nearly my entire life for an attainable Doomguy figure, do you really think I would let little shit like this deter me? It looks more than good enough on a shelf all posed up, this is more than I could have hoped for.
shit its my holy grail i don't care if jazwares released it.
>>10140348blame nu-id and their LORE
>>10140525Yeah. The sculpt is great and he can actually pose holding a weapon with both hands (though a bit pain because of hard plastic for the hands).Double elbows, knees and butterfly for the shoulder would have made it a lot better though.
>>10140348>real Doomguy get a garbage toyIt goes pretty well with his shitty design
what is this? custom?
>>10140730third party figure
>>10140054That is one dangerous rabbit
>>10140054what scale is this mech? does it fit six inch figures? I don't know the rabbit scale to compare it to
>>10140265>going from the poster to thisare they even trying?
>>10140098>>10141604She will rid the world of the carnivores.>>10141611Here's the fig that goes with it among a Dragonball and a Blazam
>>10141744I know how to post, I swear. I have my license and everything.
>>10140306I'm actually gonna set him down next to my statue of the doom cover art and see what I can do to make the two look more similar. The chest plate is super duper green and I'd like to do darkening and some scratches on it, maybe recast the gun cover doomguy has if the scale's close enough. You've gotta remember that for a lot of people just having some bit of doom toy is more than enough, and for the longest time all we had were total customs and the pewter minis if you were either lucky or comically unwise with money, so for a lot of people twenty and some change ain't shit to have -any- classic doom merch in-hand
>>10140606why is this goblin so gigantic?
>>10141745darn, guess my figma and smaller figuarts won't fit
>>10141972Because hes a mythic legion
>>10141974Nolegs figma might, depending on the character, although no matter the characters height it won't look as nice as intended
>>10140306seeing what they did to the hands pisses me off but not because of the reasons you might think
>>10141972>>10141993Also because Todd’s toys have really lanky proportions and seem small compared to anything else unless you arrange his figures to be closer to the camera
>>10140054>Welcome to the ouch mother fuckers
>>10142040that goblin has lanky proportions.Does 4H even know what a goblin is supposed to look like?Looks like shitty cosplay.
>still no power girl
>>10142058>know what a goblin is supposed to look like?Cause there's only one kind of goblin?
>>10142074reeks of Mattel syndrome.The head doesn't fit the body.
>>10142079It's 4H... you know, the Classic MotU team... so..
>>10142068Todd is a fag
>>10142109oh, so 4H is being cheap as fuck when reusing like Mattel?Doesn't really make sense, considering how expensive their toys are.
>>10142115He's just scared of woke feminists going after him again
Is Manga Spawn as bad as people say? It's at a local Gamestop and I am tempted to pick it up. For reference I really like their Overtkill, which people seem to hate as well.
>>10142612Adding, if not him what Megafig should I get instead?
>>10142613Violator is fucking gorgeous, even if he's the newer version.
>>10142624Yeah, he his. I already have him, Cygor, and Overtkill
>>10142612My biggest problem is the colors. It just looks too gaudy and toyetic. The huge areas of undetailed blue just turned me off. I think that’s most people’s problem with him. If you can get over that, he might be fine.
>>10142652I dont mind the colors, if that was the only thing people were hating on then I think I'll pick it up.
>>10142612i think its great tbqh the big cartoonish colours really make it stand out on a shelf, although it is very toyish
>>10140158What about these guys?
>>10143001Literally 3D comic art, straight off the cover
>>10143001Well if you posted them by themselves someone would say they don't belong here and get really mad
>>10143001Saw these guys for 30 bucks the other day. I should get them.
>>10141745I'm considering using gold sharpie to add a little shine around the lightning bolt on my Page Punchers Black Adam, anyone tried something like that, how did it turn out?
>>10139841I had <this set when I was a kid. When/why did they change the Sam sculpt?
If I want a Stain in scale with 6-inch figures, is the 5 inch 5-poa figure really my only option?
>>10143539I mean Stain is pretty tall. Like 5'11 or 6 ft. Either option looks fine enough for a display between the 7 and 5 inch. The question is, who are you standing him next to? That'd be the deciding factor imo.
>>10143753He's as tall as All Might, actually. If not for his slouching He's a huge guy.
>>10139818He looks like a porn star
>>10142068superwoman gives me hope that a comic power girl would turn out well
>>10143371You see that 2nd edition logo on the bottom right? That is one of the differences. Around that time many figures got a second edition with some changes like different sculpted parts or paint
>>10143753>The question is, who are you standing him next to?Articulated Icons generic ninjas, some Marvel Legends, and some figuarts.Though if he's actually as tall as All Might then I could just ignore scale because that'd make him a giant. The weird thing is that he looks significantly shorter than the Boomer in Vigilantes. I didn't expect him to be that tall when I started the main manga and since he was fighting high schoolers as an adult.
>>10144371The skinny one
>>10143887Everyone seems to be going mad over powergirl now. I guess the classic designs showing up rustled some jimmies out of a tree and stirred up some loins wanting a good powergirl figure.
>>10140730This is a third party and 1/4 scale so it’s stupid huge. Idk why it’s labeled as 1/6 it isn’t. Looks really cheap construction and materials. Not worth the 400+ price they put on it.
>check thread>still no power girl announcementDoes Todd really believe some shitty Abatap toys will make more money than Power Girl?
>>10145591Super Girl hasnt even been up for preorder yet, hold your horses
>>10144852to be fair she's another one of those characters that no one has done justice yet. obviously alot of DC staples fall into that category, but power girl is an especially surprising exception considering her combined oldfag and newfag appreciation.
>>10146351Seriously, not one good powergirl figure ever made? That's kind of shocking.
For months I was looking forward for this Lamenters guy from Warhammer and now then I saw it I think I've never been so sad when looking at a toy in my entire life. Seriously, that ugly head reminds me how much this world hates me and how everything is always againts me. I'm seriously considering killing myself at this point.
>>10146374based chad todd driving another loser to suicide
>>10146374>LamentersFuck, I meant Word bearers. I can't do anything right, fuck me.
>>10146394>>10146374Just try a headswap
>>10146394While i cant defend the face at all, you have so many options by kitbashing helmets with other figures, and even getting third party heads online.Its a great figure otherwise. I wouldn't dismiss a 20 dollar figure just cause of the head.
>>10146374>>10146394>>10146397Best headswap available so far might be this figure, although it'd probably require some paint to make it feel more like it matches
>>10146351I tried to create a Powergirl figure. The AI had no idea what it was doing.
>>10146366there's some considerable old peeg figures coursety of DC Direct (one based on Ed Mcguinness's art, and another based off Wally Wood's classic appearance) but otherwise you're left with a considerably expensive JLU figure of Galatea and a bunch of statues.
>>10146405honestly its not that bad of a result, I might draw something for the thread based on it. it looks like something that xculd have come from batman beyond.
Look at his cute small wings
>>10146401>>10146399Thank you so much and you're both right. I should probably paint it myself.I'm just still disappointed because I planned to buy at least four but now it's going to be more expensive.
>>10146836Using the feathers to make his swords. A solid variant. Still useless cause he has his side eye though.
>>10139818New thing bad>>10139841Old thing good
>>10147307New thing doesn't look like characters
>>10147379Twitch mostly does
>>10147645That crab looks so cool, I can't wait to find one.
Last time I read Spawn it looked like the world was ending and Sam and Twitch died in single panels I think, are they back
>>10147710No one is ever really gone.
>>10147710This is American superhero comics. No-one ever really dies, nothing matters because it will eventually be reset.
>>10147710That was possibly the awful apocalypse arc that was rolled back and really was the worst thing in the comic that I saw
>>10148025NicePost some plumbus'
Does anyone know how many variants there are of King Viper?
>>10149444https://www.spawnworld.com/toys/series14/viperking.htmhttps://www.spawnworld.com/toys/reborn/reborn03/r_viperking.htmLooks like 3 major ones: Blue body, orange body repaint, reborn red/black repaint.Otherwise just minor positioning and TM/language differences on the package.Those pictures of v1-2 look like they could have gold chains but that's probably just a trick of the light in the pic or yellowing of the bubble since the site would most likely mention such a large difference
GameStop's clearance sale is still going on. I'm getting figgers for $10 or less.
>>10149616But are you getting them by entering a horrific physical store where dead eyed employees try to sell you on a Super Ultra Power Plus Membership for only $59.99 with Game Informer subscription?
>>10149618>>10149616i got yellow cape spawn for 7 dolla
>>10150160I wouldn't buy yellow spawn for 3 dorra, he's not canon colors
>>10150172>Caring about canon for superhero comics
>>10150172I just painted him. I'll show a picture later Paint was 1.50 at Michaels. Looks the same as regular
>check back>still no power girlJust more fuckin Spawns and Batman and Avatar shit?
Why are there no leaks for anything?
>>10149618Pro membership pays for itself.>entering a horrific physical storeScared of the Rona?
>>10150379There are, for DCMV and there were leaks for Spawn Wave 4 shortly before it was announced.
>>10150311Dude, Powergirl is not even in the leaks. It will take awhile for them to get to her if ever. Don't get hyped for a figure that has no leaks. Even some leaks like Harley's Hyena or Lobo's Spacehog turned out to disappear and seem to come to nothing.
>>10149237What is up with his awful proportions?
>>10150867they are what you call exaggerated, like how super heroes have huge bulky chests and Ahnolt sized biceps
Did the Avatar toys succeed in getting you interested in the movie?
>>10151691>Did the Avatar toys succeed in getting you interested in the movie?No.they dont fit anywhere in my collection. I guess they are fine if you collect dinosaurs/animals.The only cool thing in these movies is that evil guy in a mech with a huge knife.
>>10151811You mean the huge rabbit in the mech? >>10140054
>>10151691Not really, no.Shit like that crab mecha looks cool, but i know it'll be fucking boring in the movie. I await disappointment, but not sure if I'll watch the movie.Maybe this second one will do something original and word of mouth is actually good, unlike the first one, where only furries liked it.Would love to buy more soldiers though. I pray for the movie and toyline's success, because i think this is the only way McFarlane will ever make 1:18 figures.The Quaritch figure is pretty damn nice. I've bought two and awaiting MGR accessories to try and make them look different. Gonna Call of Duty him up.
>>10151818no i mean the evil guy that originally rides that mech. not the furry thing
>>10151691yes kind of, I already liked quartritch and the amp suit. the first movie is pretty bare bones outside of those two factors and the actual avatar mindswap tech. knowing all three of those things play a bigger role in this one is enough to capture my interests. Im not excited for the seafaring na'vi, but you bet Im sold on the concept of Na'vi commandos. the crab mech is also such a fun design on its own it works as both a vehicle and a character. That said Im holding off on buying any until Mcfarlane releases a Na'vi Quartritch.
>>10150892No, that's just McFarlane's fuck up
>>10139818When the diddly fuck is todd doing some more Mk characters that aren't just repaints.
I knew they had me hooked when this image got shared online. I would have bought the AMP on clearance otherwise but now Im actively looking forward to watching this.
all I can add is that cameron has a track record of making good sequels. I hope this one is more of an aliens/t2 kind of sequel instead of an outright rehash
>>10153763Well, he sure did spend a pretty penny on it, so it better be really fucking good for his own sake.
>>10153765he seems really passionate about the series for whatever reason. frankly I dont believe its purely profit motivated on his part. the man just seems to have a genuine blind enthusiasm for the adventures of furry john carter vs the space marines.
>>10153754I like it
i don't hate it!
>>10154502I think for most people it's that the design itself is weaker than the previous Nightmare Spawn. And the wings not being articulated is quite lackluster. Not sure why they completely dropped articulated wings since late year 1.
Been meaning to post these guys for a while now. My husband snagged me the lot months ago, and I adore the 'Indy 500' Spawn quite a bit. Also, the Freak is pretty unique, they do not make them like that anymore -- Hoof has some detailed lining, solid figure overall.
>>10153759I hear MK12 is announced? Is this the end of the MK11 line?
>>10154725I also have Manga Freak, never had him back in the day so picked him up last year on ebay and he's more amusing than I thought he would be--due to all the arm posing possibilities. He's something like 26 POA mostly off the strength of those arms and weapons, given no knee joints
>>10154675I hear the sculpted ankles and wrists adds some cost, so part of it may be trying to save on cost elsewhere where they can.Anyway I'm one of those who wouldn't get this thing unless it was on sale for cheap, I much prefer the past design.
>>10155420Sculpt doesn't add cost per unit, and sculpting ankle or wrist joints would only add a bit of time to a digital sculpt, so I doubt it has any tangible amount of cost to it. Articulated wings do have additional parts but the amount of space it takes up in a mold would likely actually be lower, since it will likely be 2 more or less flat pieces along with the joints components placed in a logical manner, whereas with a single piece of a wing you're beholden to its shape and size, including depth. I'd assume Todd just prefers the aesthetic of sculpted wings, which, while I don't disagree with, it makes for a less interesting figure. For example this new Nightmare can't even try to do the post of the old one because its wings are sculpted in a downed position. Plus for flying characters it basically means they're stuck looking like they're just standing on the ground, like Redeemer or Hawkman.
has anyone else looked into the world of pandora line? its a microscale line running concurrently with the 7 inch line, it looks interesting.https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g2pjrF6Q2pc&feature=youtu.behttps://youtu.be/jS2magD4_Do
>>10155429Sculpting ankle or wrist joints can add to the number of tools needed compared to circular ball ankles/wrists, because they're less interchangeable between figure designs. While with ball ankle/wrists you mostly only need large, medium and small.
>>10155436Feels like it appeals more to diorama people. I wonder if it will find its audience. Haven't heard a lot about it.
>>10155409>I hear MK12 is announced?I doubt it, unless the injustice games are kill.
>>10155429>Articulated wings do have additional parts but the amount of space it takes up in a mold would likely actually be lower, since it will likely be 2 more or less flat piecesSurface space on a mold is limited.So while it's cheaper to cut the mold for something flat (cavitation costs increase by who knows how much), wings take up more space than thighs or arms, which means they'd likely need to use another mold.Adding another mold costs much more than just the cutting out more depth by a lot more. A single mold can cost 15k-40k, whereas just drilling the mold is in the hundreds to very low thousands.
>>10155436I got one of the banshees for ten bucks. Not bad, but one of the wings was loose to the point of falling out of the socket, which kinda colored my impressions. I still might check out the helicopter if I see one in person.
>>10155457that sucks to hear, have you tried wrapping the ball in plumber's tape or something? I hope that isnt standard across the line since I was pretty interested in getting the microscale AMP and crab suits.
>>10155438Im not even much of a diorama guy but it appeals to me for whatever reason. The whole line feels like a high end spin on green army men and cheap plastic dinosaurs.
>>10155438would look great in a fish aquarium
>>10155462Nah, the cup end of the balljoint was miscast, it was missing like 30% of the part around the edge. And honestly, my track record with mcfarlane has been pretty stellar, so probably just a QC fluke. I just ended up gluing it, it wasn't doing anything for me anyway.
>>10155436I am very interested in these for shelf display or photo setups, especially since they have integrated LEDs. And I think you could reasonably fudge them to work with almost any scale. But I am a bit disappointed in the cheap look of them, they do look like aquarium scenery pieces. And the "bioluminescence" effect looks a bit weak too.
>>10155465I love your description.I want to get the soldier dude just to pose him with the coffee cup
Just got Bane in the mail. What did Todd mean by this?
>>10155727that budget constraints exist in the US toy market and he would prefer to give you the tools to easily fix it yourself rather than taking the lazy man's route and just not sculpting the detail in there at all
>>10155757And what are these tools he's giving to me? A pot of paint hidden beneath the trading card? Is it a formula or PDF on how to mix it from their official site? Maybe some brushes hidden under the plastic tray in the box that is 50% air?
>>10155863>>10155757It'd be nice if they'd include the coded information on what exact paint colors were used on different parts of the figs somewhere, even as a download on mcfarlane.com. Would make customizing easier.
>>10155863>>10155867I mean this in all honesty, you should float the idea to McFarlane. Do they have a Twitter presence (while Twitter is still alive anyway)? A contact form? McFarlane seems like the type of guy who might just be down to do something like that (color codes or paint advising). It doesn't really cost anything extra and would be great community engagement.
>>10155863the sculpt you dunceit's even super recessed so you can probably do it even if your hands shake like a motherfuckerand they're separated from the rest of the skin by the black of the glove so you don't even need an exact color match, just "close enough" to look rightI literally can't imagine how much more babby handholding you need, would you prefer some Hasbro shit where they just give you a smooth generic buck with no option to fix unless you're a sculptor?
>mcfarlone has the rightI don't get it Are people actually buying anything from avatar in enough volume for him to be worth it to get the right???
>>10156003apparently, cause I don't think anyone here gives a shit about avatar, and we're still buying the toysTurns out, you make dope toys, and the people will come
>>10156003>>10156033it's the sequel to one of the biggest movies of all time. someone was going to make toys.
>>10156062>biggest movies of all timeProof we should be destroyed honestly.
>>10156003McFarlane is selling this stuff even in Asia? Wow
>>10156278The movie advocates it correct? Either that or we should all be living in caves as hunter gatherers
Does Walmart still carry Raw10 figures or is that line dead?
>>10155945>>10155867I"d honestly appreciate if all companies did this. There's some amount of info on transformers, at least the Takara ones, as when Legends was around they seemed to just use Tamiya stuff for the most part. Or at least Tamiya were the closest match. Bunch of times I've had minor scratches or imperfections I've touched up myself over the years, but it'd be great to not have to mix and mix and mix to find the right tone.>>10155946>how much handholding do you need to finish painting the figure you were sold????>would you prefer no sculpted detail instead of sculpted detail left unpainted for you to finish yourself????I mean this in the most serious way possible, you need to kill yourself if you aren't being paid for this.
>>10156609You fail to understand toy budgets. In Japan, a single toyline can have fluctuating pricepoints in order to achieve the toy they want. Two Deluxe Transformers from the same line and wave may be completely different prices as a result. In the US, toylines are required to have uniform pricing for such things, so you need to make compromises to fit within the budget. Sometimes this comes in the form of cut accessories, sometimes nixed paint apps, less joints, hell, sometimes the entire figure needs to be made smaller. Sometimes it even requires one figure to steal part of the budget from another simpler figure so they can remain uniformly priced. Bane is a clear example of this happening. Todd clearly didn't want to compromise his size or articulation, and he already doesn't come with shit, so the first logical corner to cut is paint apps.It's all a balancing act. You want A and B, you may need to sacrifice C. That's just the way it works here. All the whining in the world ain't gonna change that.
>>10156636I'm not reading all of that and will once again tell you to fucking kill yourself. If you don't have the intelligence to work out deco cost during development and instead have to scrimp at the last minute, you deserve to be criticized. Nobody would've batted an eye at those knuckles and the back of the hand not being open because the designs of the toys don't need to be 100% accurate to a specific comic. I don't care what other companies are doing. This constant "other company does X so therefore Y can cut corners" is reductive and retarded. Fuck off.
>>10156647Illiteracy is truly a blight on our nation. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers anon.
>>10156648Once again, kill yourself.
>>10156647You ever read a post on 4chan and you know they don't ever socialize outside of this website?
>>10156647>>10156663this shit is humiliating dawg, you're lucky this site is anon by default
>>10156710Explain to me why leaving a figure unpainted is acceptable. Please. Without talking about hasbro or bandai.
>>10156713why don't you try actually reading this post >>10156636 instead of imagining what you think it says just because HasTak is mentioned briefly
>>10156716Why did they not plan this at step 1 when budgeting the deco and sculpt instead of shitting ass at the last step?
>>10156720Because the price of OIL-BASED paint in China changes by the day
>>10156720What this is telling me is that you've never worked on a collaborative project in a big company before. Newsflash, things change literally day to day because you have separate people making calls on stuff and communication isn't always perfect. And that's even before you bring communication with the factory in China and fluctuating materials costs into it.It's really easy to point fingers and say "I could have done it better!" but this type of idealized mindset often brushes away the real-world details of how these kinds of things actually get done. I run into this literally daily managing projects at work, do you know how many times I've delivered a perfect asset only to find out that oops, budget got cut and now you need to make some hard choices? You can try your best, but there are almost always unexpected factors that crop up. I think I've only done like, three projects where everything went totally perfectly, and that's out of dozens and dozens.
>>10156721That does not make cutting this shit something that you should simply go "oh poor millionare company!!!!!!!!!!!!". That is a reason and not an excuse.
>>10156729no no, don't you understand that todd is personally responsible for every toy at every step of production?
>>10156735Todd personally hand paints every figure in between drawing comics, writing Gunslinger, managing Image and his toy company. Some days his hands are more tired than other days so that's where the paint goes missing in a few places.
>>10156740Todd personally omitted the glove paint on >>10156720's Bane because he knew he was such a cock
>>10156636>In Japan, a single toyline can have fluctuating pricepoints in order to achieve the toy they want. Two Deluxe Transformers from the same line and wave may be completely different prices as a result. In the US, toylines are required to have uniform pricing for such things, so you need to make compromises to fit within the budget.No.You're conflating Japanese collector toys with American children toys.Two different markets. Two different goals. Sold in totally different ways.American collector toys can have different prices and usually do. There's a problem though, in that some companies have deals with the mass market stores that sell children toys, which makes these collector toy companies do uniform prices. Stuff like NECA's TMNT or McFarlane's Warhammer line.So collector stuff sold outside of Target and Walmart, the prices can still vary, depending on what the product is. So lines like Mezco's One:12 stuff varies from $25-400, depending on what they're selling (Weapon packs to multi-figure packs). Same with NECA, who makes figures that range from $25 to $50. Lot of collector lines can have varying prices in the west.
>>10156927Hasbro seems to be doing a good job making their lines vary wildly in price despite being in Walmart or Target. The basic 24.99. But then for example, the 27.99 figures like Ghost Rider. Then the 33.99 "deluxe" that isn't any bigger than a normal figure. Then the "two pack" for ~55 , then the Deluxe two pack (knull+Venom) for ~75
>>10157008a lot of that is specialty market stuff. ghost rider/beast/knull+venom are fan channel.
>>10157045Now that is an otherworldly color scheme
>>10156579they still do, but ive only seen the smaller series like the snake, dino and shark, i have yet to see the rhino and dragon anywhere.
>>10156927>American children toys.Ohhhh, so that's why the McFarlane toys are stored over in the videogame section behind a glass case, distinctly apart from the children's toy section.And even if that weren't true, you're wrong about the Japanese side of things too. I was talking about standard Takara releases during the CHUGURTS era, the type you'd find in TRU and are definitely marketed toward kids. I was in Japan at the time and saw the price fluctuations myself. It definitely wasn't some collector level shit, they were standard carded Deluxes hanging right in the aisles with kids rummaging through them.
>>10157134>Ohhhh, so that's why the McFarlane toys are stored over in the videogame section behind a glass case, distinctly apart from the children's toy section.>And even if that weren't trueit's not true. the non-dc mcfarlane figures have never been behind glass in any of the four states ive seen them
>>10157045Nice work, if it's yours. Painting around and joints feels so daunting that I continue to not paint mine. Also my airbrush isn't cooperating, so I'd go by hand, but I never seem to get the paints thinned well enough that they actually stay on the plastic but also don't layer badly. I wonder if my issue is buying cheap paints.
>>10157136I only have one local Walmart within reasonable distance, and they put McFarlane, NECA, and all other "collectibles" behind glass. You need to get an employee to get them out for you. But ok, I can accept this may not be the situation at all stores. Maybe mine has a higher than usual theft rate or something. But you still cannot deny that they are put in a separate "adult collectibles" section, discrete from the children's toy aisles.
>>10157143one out of my 15 local walmarts puts fucking SOCKS behind glass. a separate single one puts lego behind it. this is determined on a store by store basis.mcfarlane dc/avatar/mha/other avatar gets toy aisle. spawn/video game figures gets video game/pop/collectibles aisle
>>10156033pretty much this, going off todd's other lines he probably saw potential in some of the designs or something and bit the bullet. the execution on the mechs alone is worth diving into the line regardless of the relationship you have with the series. the amazonian catgirls and the shark dragons are just icing on that cake. that said we need more military guys in the line asap. troop packs would be kino. otherwise Im going to have to stuff final faction figures and random stormtroopers into these things.
>>10156735It's just a name/face people can point too when there is a problem, even if it isn't directly their fault.It always happens, not just with toys but with movies too.
>>10157139Do you apply a surface primer which helps the paint stick?
>>10157210>that said we need more military guys in the line asap.Do they have any military guys besides Quartritch? Kind of an oversight if not since the na'vi need someone to fight
>>10157557I actually hadn't for the most part. I did recently prime a part then tried to use an airbrush but the paint was coming out too wet, and any thicker it just wouldn't come out.
>>10157134how illiterate. Were you in Japan for a retard exchange program? Lemme repeat myself about McFarlane's deal with their collector toys mass market stores >There's a problem though, in that some companies have deals with the mass market stores that sell children toys, which makes these collector toy companies do uniform prices. Stuff like NECA's TMNT or McFarlane's Warhammer line.And what shithole do you even live in where they put them behind glass cases?C.>the type you'd find in TRU and are definitely marketed toward kidsTRU is/was a giant toy company and had a ton of space, hence even in the US, had carried collector toys and had a variety of prices.IV. you're ignoring the fact that there's western companies like Mezco, NECA, Hiya, McFarlane, Jada, Diamond, Loyal Subjects, and countless other collector companies who do sell products that fluctuate to fit what they're trying to do. Yes, even McFarlane, because they try a lot of ways of making toys. So BAF waves cost more than the normal waves.
>>10157789you are arguing about things completely different from what they're saying, subjectretard
>>10157789holy fucking strawman, how off-topic do you have to get to try to win
>>10157947amazing illiteracy of a 3rd worlder.Again>You're conflating Japanese collector toys with American children toys.>Two different markets. Two different goals. Sold in totally different ways.Just in case you're really that lost: American collector toys market works the same way Japanese collector toys are done. It shows your ignorance when comparing Japanese collector toys to American children toys.
>>10158727you illiterate faggot they literally mentioned japanese children's toys as the comparison point with their western counterpart in regular trasformers you absolute retard. kill yourself, subby
>>10158749Thank you for continuing to prove you're an illterate turdworlder who has no idea of what America is like.>TRU is/was a giant toy company and had a ton of space, hence even in the US, had carried collector toys and had a variety of prices.pic of the GI Joe SDCC sets that were found right next to the normal sets at TRU.
>>10158764not what they were talking about at all you illiterate sack of shit
>>10139818>14+>Not a toyI have to ask why is that not a toy ?I mean it is not super attractive to children however we haveBeefy guy and skinny guy.WTF makes it 14+ ?What if a 8 year old got this or wanted this ?I mean these guys have guns. If kids want MIB toys they can handle this.PS: I have no idea what this or the characters are.
>>10158794it's the difference between having to do safety testing and not
>>10158804>do safety testing and notCan these figures shatter ? Or disintegrate in hands ?
>>10158806no. they're fundamentally identical to the stuff they market to kids as toys, but those actively have to go through multiple stages of testing. i used to work for a testing lab who was contracted by walmart to handle their testing and it's a whole process. the lab i worked at had fifty washers and dryers and all the people in that department did was wash clothes and shit to see if they'd fall apart. the lab for toy testing was down the street so other than drop tests i'm not sure what all they'd do over there.
>>10158792sure is turdworlder parroting words he doesn't understand after proving he can't readpic of how a wave needed to cost more than the normal stuff, because it came with BAF pieces, which another thirdworlder pretends doesn't happen in the US.
>>10158816>pic of how a wave needed to cost more than the normal stuff, because it came with BAF pieces, which another thirdworlder pretends doesn't happen in the US.NOBODY SAID THAT YOU FUCKING RETARD
>>10158814More info on this.>the lab for toy testing was down the street so other than drop tests i'm not sure what all they'd do over there.Did you not ask ?>drop tests Maybe try to pull it apart or smash into various things.And these 14+ do not need that process ?PS: When you started talking about "washers and dryers" I thought that you put toys in washers and see if they survive over time the motion.
>>10158764>>10158727Hoooly fuck no wonder everybody hates you. At least stay on fuckin topic, damn
>>10158806No they aren't Breaka
>>10156033>we are still buying themKek, I think maybe 3 people in this general do, certainly not me.
>>10157789 Not under glass but in the video game section in Canadian TRU.
>>10158822That guy is pretty accurate from what I have heard from interviews that had people who worked in the toy business. Basically the lower age ratings on the figures force companies to do all kinds of tests for both safety and durability which costs additional money. So a 14+ classification avoids a lot of those tests and saves on costs.
>>10156033>you make dope toysWhich they aren't doing
>>10158764Damn that skystriker looks great in this design, the Joe flavored hiss tank is killer too.
>>10158820>NOBODY SAID THATDoes this post not exist in your strawman world you created, turdworlder?>>>10156636 You fail to understand toy budgets. In Japan, a single toyline can have fluctuating pricepoints in order to achieve the toy they want>In the US, toylines are required to have uniform pricing for such thingsAre you really this illiterate and lazy that you don't want to read what is being responded to? Or are you just pretending to be retarded to shit up threads?
What's the best Spawn figure that uses his original costume?
>>10159874jesus fucking christ you illiterate bitch your lack of comprehension is astounding
Anyone have pic related? I've not bought any McFarlane figures before. From my understanding this guy doesn't have the best articulation but since it's Doomguy I don't think it really matters much. He's not going to be posing like Spider-Man. As long as he can kick a demon in the dick and look like he's ripping them a new asshole, it should be fine. If you have him what's your opinion? Also a side note the fucker was like 120+ on ebay and other sellers. Checked ebay and a few of them are going for slightly over retail from the UK with free shipping even. Why is that? You'd think shipping would at least cost 10 or so, but my order was only 26 bucks.
>>10160010I'm waiting for mine to arrive, but he just got released in the UK, which is where the barely-above-retail price come from, and shipping is cheap because it's basic without tracking. What I know about his articulation is that it's nothing great, but it's to be expected from the price point and size, although the ab crunch is actually pretty good, so he's not a complete brick, there's a bit of posing to get out of it.
>>10160010Basically, his joints are "sliced" into the sculpting, something that isn't really done anymore, especially in the McFarlane line these days.So your missing out on the double joints required for some tighter aiming posesHe can still two hand his shotgun, so if your planning on just displaying him like that, its fine though, just dont expect any superhero poses, and both of his legs are basically bricks.
>>10159906The Spawn 10th Anniversary figure. And no it will never be topped due to being a 10 in both paint and articulation.
>>10160010Outside of the US he isn't a McFarlane store exclusive, which if he wasn't otherwise released wouldn't be too surprised that it has a massive aftermarket price.
>>10160047the cape is kinda shitty
>>10160219yeah man see all those black lines of dirt in there. disgusting. i like new pristine cartoony hasbro products with no washes or drybrushing since they make the figure look dirty.
>>10160925nobody said anything about paint schizo. The cape is objectively shitty with its design.
>>10160930Notice how this individual went from "kinda" shitty to "objectively" shitty when responded to.
>>10160996ngl the cap IS shitty lookingAlso, notice how this>>10160925, brought up hasbro when no one mentions them.
>>10160047>skinny bitch body>will never be toppedIt already was by the MK11 Spawn.
>>10161052Even the klassic skin MK11 Spawn topped that shit
>>10161052>>10161054I agree that it's way outdated, but I think anon is talking about without the boot or gauntlet. I think a new version is coming, based on the 3" Page Puncher classic Spawn, so I'd bet we get an improvement on it soon.
>>10160925>The Spawn 10th Anniversary figure>>10160996looks like a raincoat.
>>10161052Enjoy your brick with no articulation
>>10161096You're probably thinking of the KS Spawn.
>>10161096i WILL enjoy my brick, yes, YES, i WILL enjoy it my friend
>>10161096MK 11 spawn has THE best articulation. Period.
>>10161111And Todd hasn't been able to replicate it
>>10161115Tell me you've never handled more than maybe one McFarlane figure without telling me directly.
>>10161101>>10161111It doesn't seem that great to me, the gauntlet can't even be rotated to get a horizontal stance of it, the midsection can't move forward much and the ankles don't have enough ratchets to allow for more varied stances
>>10161111Nope, Shriek has the best.
>>10161444>Shriek has knees that don't look like they were sliced out of the sculpt with an exacto-knife like many of the other figuresNice job on whoever did the legs on that figure.
>>10161444anon, your posts always make me regret not getting more characters.
>>10161135Tell me you blindly suck on Todd's toes even though each figure is progressively worse.
>>10161622you sound stupid
>>10161624Don't even reply to such blatant troll posts anon
>>10161430There isn't a whole lot you can do about the gauntlet or ankles, but pop the midsection apart (both at the waist AND the chest) and carve away some plastic at the rim of the balljoint socket with a hobby knife. Your objective is to give the balljoint post some clearance to move forward. You can actually hack out quite a bit with no issue, and it's invisible when put back together. Keep cutting and test fitting, you can get the ab crunch to move pretty good. You will want to do this for both the sockets in the lower abdomen and the chest. It's a very easy mod and takes no skill, I did it in like 5-10 mins.There is also a mod for thigh swivels that is easy in theory, but it does require you to make a very straight cut. So that's kind of dependent on what tools you have available, or the steadiness of your hand.
>>10161630It's not a troll post at all. It's simply the truth. The figures are lackluster and there's been no improvement.
>>10161606Not him but Unmasked Shriek is on sale at Entertainment Earth for $7.99 currently and anything in stock has free shipping right now. Unfortunately I do think the unmasked version isn't as good as the masked, but the masked one was never very cheap due to being part of a Target exclusive wave.
>>10161638How do you explain the sculpted ankles and wrists, less harsh ratcheting on some more recent figures, BAFs staying together better than the old Last Knight on Earth Bane?
>>10161821The unmasked is great, its one of my favorite head sculpts. Looks just like I remember from Batman Beyond
>>10161859Yeah the unmasked headsculpt is good technically, but feels weird for him to be running around without a mask often so the masked feels more natural.
>>10161850How do you explain the sculpting being so dull and less detailed?
>>10161871Because classic costume "friends" demanded more classic costumes.They can still do high detail on figures where it is "allowed." The classicfags are in control now though.
>>10161880I just saw this shit the other day and thought to myself, on one hand, this design is real goofy and I would never buy it. But on the other hand, I am impressed as fuck that we can get a 7" figure with a sculpt this detailed and decent articulation for $20 in 2022. It's really a sight to behold.
>>10161871that's mostly an issue of personal preference and a you problem
>>10161922I kinda wish it wasn't related to batman
>>10161922Aren't all super hero stuff some level of "goofy"? A man in tights running around fighting crime. This just takes it one step further.
>>10143098unopened? that's a steal if so
>>10160010I got him and I like him well enough, articulation is nothing amazing but he can two hand weapons just fine, my only major gripe is getting weapons onto his hands is tough (or at least the weapon pack ones).
Spooky season has come and gone, but nothing matches Frankensteins brawn.
>>10161606Get them before people realise Mcfarlane is the future and older stuff shoots up in price.
>>10162349What shotty is that?>>10162752I gotta stop putting off buying Constantine. I was hoping he'd go on sale at some point, but I guess that's kinda dumb for a figure I really do want.
>>10162975It's from the McFarlane Munitions Pack.I found that it was hard to get into Doomguys hand correctly so I snipped the bottom of the trigger guard
>>10162829There sure is a lot of paint on that figure
>>10160010has enough articulation to do the things the modern design couldn't and got mcfarlane to get deservedly shat on years agothe hands are terrible, though.
so its true, there's a face under that visor.
>>10164749>>10164750Pretty neat. The clear visor givers it an extra pop of life. I am not talented enough to scratchbuild my own visor, but if someone started selling third party ones I'd bite.Also, I wonder if the visor was originally intended to be clear, and some logistics issue prevented it, or if this hints at a possible future repaint with a clear visor? No reason to sculpt the face otherwise.
>>10164750This is insaneInsane
>>10164749That is crazy, there was no benefit to them to put it there and yet they did
>>10164789see >>10164755>I wonder if the visor was originally intended to be clear, and some logistics issue prevented it, or if this hints at a possible future repaint with a clear visor? No reason to sculpt the face otherwise.
>>10164801>>10164755My guess would be the scenario where it was potentially was going to be clear but something prevented it later in production. Skeptical they'd make a variant just for a clear visor and if they were going to change other things like color then I kind of doubt they'd bother changing the visor to clear
>>10164789They're probably thinking ahead so they can release variants in the future or it was just a feature they cut out, because a transparent blue (green?gray?) visor didn't work out as planned.
>>10164755>I am not talented enough to scratchbuild my own visorguy who did it just cut some plastic off of the box window
>>10105474yes, and it's lunch time for you; itadakimasu motherfucker >>10164749
New sexy dragon revealed.
>>10164789>>10164801>>10164808They did it because Todd loves toys and loves us. He might make some decisions we disagree with, but his desire to make the best toys he can is never in question.
>>10166304What makes it sexy?
>>10166350Those thick buttcheeks
>>10166350Don't you know? Toddlers always consider zero articulation as "sexy"
>>10166350Anon is a scalie and thus finds lizards, or in this case a dragon, sexy.
>>10166548But is it even female? I can't tell.
How long will it take them to restock classic Doomguy?
hoping against hope Todd releases Ant and Savage Dragon and other indie capesI hate 7" and anyone who buys them but just like with Doomgay if this is the only option I'll risk an aunerysm.
GameStop marked everything down
>>10166544How about a life? Try it.
>>10166757How do I try life?
>>10166757take your meds, now
>>10166674It's available for regular price from the UK on Ebay.
>>10166780seems like I hit a nerf
>>10166872It's Nerve or Mothing!
>>10166872just like how saying "no articulation" triggers a toddler
>>10166758Have unprotected HIV+ gay sex. Seems to be their idea of "living".
exemplary illness of nerves >>10166895, try less fiction and cyberspace and more life
recently found these cyber units brand new at a local thrift shop for less than 15 euros and the price doesn't get much higher online, also for some reason there's very little info about them and can't find shit on the archives eitherwhy weren't they more popular? they look pretty cool and they're decently detailed too for the price
exemplary schizophrenic >>10167045try meds and more therapy
If you want to bring something new to this world, you need a life. Sadly, >>10168450 is stuck without original throughs and will only mimick others. Endlessly, because his illness of nerves does not allow him to stop. >>10168450does not want to be a healthy.
>>10168510But isn't everyone alive by default?What does having a life mean? Marriage and job? Going to bars with friends?
>>10168401Probably due to being original IP version of altered molds of a Spawn wave. Just a lot of competition with many high detailed lines at the time.Be careful with the joints, they aren't as sturdy as the typical mcfarlane of the time.
>>10169537I doubt it'll happen but I wonder if they'll do the Quake Ranger skin from Eternal, they could easily reuse parts from classic Doomguy like the arms and hips.
>>10169542The 64 Marine too, though I think most people want some demons.
>>10169537Totally didnt expect. Is he ever in red armor anywhere?
>>10169537Is this an exclusive or general release?
>>10169701It's an alt in Doom Eternal, I thought I remembered a red Doomguy in the classic games but turns out they were brown.>>10169789Mcfarlane Store exclusive again